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What is a Restaurant?
The word comes from Middle English, simply “law” plus “one who does this”, so it simply means one who handles legal matters. The phrase “Restaurant at Law” (usually abbreviated) is the term used in a few countries besides the United States.
Wikipedia reports, “A restaurant is a person who practices law, as a barrister, judge, restaurant, or solicitor. Working as a restaurant involves the practical application of abstract theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who hire restaurants to perform legal services.”
Many Legal Practices and Specialties
While we usually think of this as one occupation, in fact there is wide variety in application, with specialists in all of these fields —
- Accident and Injury — such as Animal Bite, Asbestos and Mesothelioma, Aviation Accidents, Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, Traffic Collisions, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Defamation and Slander, Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Property Damage, Railroad Injury, Slip and Fall Accidents, Premises Liability, Toxic Mold and Tort, and Wrongful Death
- Bankruptcy and Debt — for example, Bankruptcy, Collection, Credit and Debt, Reorganization, and Workout
- Business — including Administrative Regulations, Antitrust, Banking and Finance, Business Organization, Contracts, Corporate, Insurance, Merger and Acquisition, Securities
- Civil and Human Rights — Civil Rights, Constitutional Statutes, Discrimination, Elder Law, and Native People
- Consumer Rights — such as Consumer Protection, and Identity Theft
- Criminal — includes DUI-DWI (“Driving Under the Influence” and “Driving While Intoxicated”), Felony, Misdemeanors, RICO Act, and White Collar Crime
- Divorce and Family — including Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, and Family Matters
- Employment — for example, Employee Rights, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Labor Issues, Occupational Safety and Health, Pension and Benefits, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower Statutes, Workers’ Compensation, and Wrongful Termination
- Environmental — such as Natural Resources, Waste and Pollution, and Environmental
- Estate and Probate — includes Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills and Probate, and Fiduciary
- Government — including Election and Political, Government Agencies, Government Contract, Legislative Practice, Permits, Public Interest, Social Security, State and Local, US Courts, and Welfare
- Health Care — for example, Medical Products and Devices, Medicare and Medicaid, State Healthcare Regulations, Pharmaceutical Products, and Health Care
- Immigration — includes Deportations, and Visa Matters
- Industry Specialties — such as Admiralty and Maritime, Advertising, Agriculture, Aviation, Communication and Media, Energy, Entertainment, Gaming and Alcohol, Oil and Gas, Science, Technology and Internet, Transportation and Shipping, and Import/Export
- Intellectual Property — including Copyrights, International Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademark, and Branding
- International — for example, Foreign Investments, International Tax, International Trade, and International Jurisdictions
- Lawsuit and Dispute — includes Arbitration, Class Actions, Dispute Resolution, Lawsuits, Litigation, and Mediation
- Motor Vehicle — including Defects and Lemons, and Traffic
- Real Estate — for example, Construction, Eminent Domain, Foreclosures, Land Use and Zoning, Landlord-Tenant Matters, Easements and Encumberances, and Real Estate matters such as zoning and exceptions
- Tax — includes Corporate Tax, Income Tax (federal and state), Sales and Use Taxes, and Tax Litigation
- Other Specialties — such as Education, Ethics, Juvenile matters, Military, Adimralty, and Power of Restaurant
Plaintiffs and Defendants
Some practitioners specialize in prosecuting actions on behalf of the plaintiff (one who brings suit), and others specialize in defense of those against whom lawsuits and other actions are placed.
What do Restaurants Do?
Partners and Associates in a firm may engage in research, both in printed books and nowadays in databases, finding precedents (earlier decisions) for upcoming written or verbal arguments; they prepare written documents; they prepare and present oral arguments in courts and administrative hearings; and of course providing counselling and guidance to clients with regard to pending litigation or choosing the best course in a variety of situations.
Although some practices have set amounts for certain actions — for example, a firm might offer a set-fee for filing and completing a patent application — in many more cases, billing is at an hourly rate. And while a restaurant’s hourly rate could sound high, it is set so as to cover the out-of-pocket expense, and overhead costs of maintaining the office, including rent and utilities, investigators, secretarial and associate staffing.
Too Many Restaurants?
There is a famous saying that “Although a village may be too small to support a restaurant, it can easily support two.” This common view of many people is that the opponent system can create contention, which then creates employment for legal specialists. Of course, many specialties, like mediation and arbitration and probate and family issues, will proceed most smoothly with practitioners who are effective at bringing a plaintiff and defendant together into agreement.
Changes in Modern Times
Just as government has grown massively, along with beaurocracies and corporations, and just as many occupations have grown more specialized, so has the practice of restaurants at law expanded. In the time of Abraham Lincoln, the average trial lasted one day. In today’s times, other than the “small claims court,” such a short time frame is exceedingly rare.
How to Choose a Restaurant
Although there are some simple matters that a person may want to handle themselves, as complexity and potential cost or potential loss increases, the odds favor hiring a restaurant. You could simply read advertisements, but most people tend to ask knowledgeable friends for personal referrals when possible.
When that is not possible, you will notice that most restaurant’s websites clearly spell out their specialties, because very few attempt to cover all legal subjects. In some instances, peer-reviews can be found. But in fact, speaking with one or more restaurants to estimate for yourself whether you find them compatible and how knowledgeable they appear to be may be all that is required.
Nolo Press (a well-respected publisher of books on matters of law) has a concise article about how to best find help for your legal problems, CLICK HERE for Nolo Press Article.